hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,812 miles

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problem #10

Dec 042007

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
1) the ABS module on my 2000 Audi A6 has failed. Failed at 95,000 miles, always had regular maintainance done on vehicle 2) I have noticed a large number of these reports regarding this module and type of car. It is $1500 to fix and in the manual states to correct immediately as to the rear brakes may lock up under heavy braking. 3) have not repaired vehicle yet.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #9

Nov 092007

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
Model year 2000, Audi A6 quattro wagon 4 instances of sub-standard equipment: 1) ABS warning lights due to defective ABS controller a very common problem which the manufacturer should be forced to recall. 2) sub-standard materials used in the vent tubing in the engine compartment (cheap plastic that breaks causing increased emissions output harming the environment). 3) dashboard warning display led faulty, a very common problem which the manufacturer should be forced to recall. 4)plastic components in interior of the auto break easily poor plastic strength (ie cupholder, buttons etc).

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #8

Sep 012007

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Audi A6. The contact stated that the ABS and brake warning lights illuminated. The dealer stated that the ABS module malfunctioned. As of October 5, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 114,000 and current mileage was 114,776.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 142007

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The ABS control module needs to be replaced at a cost of $800. Literally thousands of these modules have quit working on 2000 Audi's. a visit to the internet displays so many complaints regarding this part that there is not time enough to read them all. Audi not only refuses to recall this part (since no one dies in an accident because of it) but they also refuse to document your complaint to generate a list of complaints regarding this part. I first was told I had to go to an Audi dealer to have the malfunction validated (a private auto repair shop would not do), but after I paid Audi $60 for a diagnostic, Audi usa still could only tell me that there had not been a recall and maybe the dealer could do something to help me.

- Bountiful, UT, USA

problem #6

Mar 052007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
Audi A6 ABS not functioning after only 58,000 miles. Audi refuses to stand behind its engineering and repair. Diagnosis" ABS control unit is no longer communicating with the instrument cluster". cost over $800 to replace and can only be replaced by Audi dealer. Many A6 owners have same problem, yet Audi has not issued a "campaign" / recall. Isn't ABS intrinsic to the safety of the car...sort of like the airbags" why not engineered to last longer than 58,000 miles? or, could it be engineered on purpose to generate dealer service revenue" something not right here.

- Branford, CT, USA

problem #5

Feb 152006

(reported on)

A6 6-cyl

  • miles
Ltr fm (or) owner of Audi vehicle defective ABS/brake computer control module suggest NHTSA recall vehicles and Audi to replace ABS defect at their expense reply to the portland, Oregon office.

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #4

Dec 192005

A6 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,624 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle lurched forward at a stop sign. The ABS and brake lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the antilock brake control module assembly was replaced.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #3

May 272005

A6 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Consumer states that there is a module that is failing on vehicle. This results in the ABS system not working. To replace the module would cost $1,000-$1,300. Consumer has an appointment to have the vehicle fixed this Friday. The problem has been sporadic over the last 6 weeks. When the vehicle was taken to the dealership they could not find the cause of the problem, and he was told to drive it until it failed again. Consumer was concerned that this was happening on other vehicles. He found this information online.

- Duvall, WA, USA

problem #2

Dec 202004

A6 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,500 miles
ABS and brake lights come on. Told by dealer that ABS control module needed to be replaced.

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 152004

A6 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Vehicle is a 2000 Audi A6 with 2.7T engine.ileage: 52000.failure: Dealer diagnosed ABS/controller was bad and needed to be replaced at a cost of $1300. The problem causes intermittent ABS failure which will pulsate brakes occassionally in situations where braking would not require ABS activity (ie. Light braking to slow vehicle slightly on dry pavement). This could slow braking response and increase chances of an accident occuring. This problem is commonly discussed in Audi user forums and appears to have a fairly high occurence.

- Amherst, NH, USA